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Tenure-Track position in Psychology

The Psychology Department at Illinois College invites applicants for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in cognitive psychology.  Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a field relevant to cognitive psychology, a clear plan for involving undergraduates in research, and evidence of successful teaching experience. ABD candidates will be considered. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses related to cognitive psychology, research and statistical methods, introduction to psychology, social psychology, and other courses in their area of expertise. The successful candidate will establish and maintain a quality research program involving our undergraduate students. The Psychology Department recognizes the rich potential for collaboration and interdisciplinary work. Candidates whose research or teaching could support our new Neuroscience concentration or other interdisciplinary programs on campus are especially encouraged to apply.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students.  Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising.  The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.   

Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students.  Currently our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students.  Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential.  Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to student centered teaching approaches.

The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to
On the subject line, please put Attn: Elizabeth Rellinger Zettler, Chair of the Psychology Department Search Committee.

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or similar documents)
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body as well as mentoring experience
  • An example of scholarly work
  • Three letters of reference
  • A statement of research interests

Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.